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  • Writer's pictureMadi Summerlin

WHAT ABOUT YOU? And The Equine Ministries

Your Design and Desire There is someone who wants to have a relationship with you. Like my horse, we all have a need for a leader, a Master Horseman, who will love and care for us. God is an awesome leader who created us with this characteristic. He loves you and created you to know Him personally. His plans for your life will be rewarding and fulfilling if followed because He knows how to care for you, just as you know how to care for your horse. If you're willing, God will lead you on an unforgettable journey, patiently teaching and directing you one simple step at a time. "For I know the plans I have for you, delcares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" Jeremiah 29:11 "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the fullest" John 10:10B

It's All About Trust Similar to the horse, we have a fear of, or rebellion toward, our Master Horseman, God. We were created to have fellowship with God, but we have chosen to go our own way because of our stubborn will. This indifference and rebellion toward God is called sin. We have all sinned in some way. God is holy (totally clean and without sin) and can't be connected with our sin. Our sin separates us from God. The penalty for sin is death and eternal separation from God. If we choose not to trust God, we are choosing difficulty, danger, hurt, loneliness, fear and death. "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23 "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord" Romans 6:23 His Love Just as the horseman offers his horse the gift of love, God, the Master Horseman, also offers you a gift. God wants to restore this broken relationship and rescue us from our sinful selves. He proved His love for us by providing His only Son, Jesus Christ, as a sacrifice for our sins. Though blameless and without sin, Jesus paid our death penalty with His life on the cross. Death could not hold Him in the grave and He came back to life on the third day. Jesus is our only hope of restoration with God. Through Jesus Christ we can experience the forgiveness of sin as we enter into a personal relationship with God. The Master Horseman is trustworthy and He is pursuing you now with love, peace and purpose. "But God commended His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8 "God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life" John 3:16

Respect & Your Choices Now, you must make a choice. God, the Master Horseman, is offering you a true relationship. Will you follow and trust HIM, or will you continue to follow your own path leading to difficulty, loneliness, and death? Only you can decide. Will you surrender your selfish desires and accept His free gift of restoration, forgiveness, friendship, fatherhood and love? If you choose to believe and receive His free gift and turn to His leadership, you can know God and personally experience the fullness of HIS love. This relationship with Jesus Christ is more graceful and beautiful than the very best relationship between a skilled horseman and a trusting horse. It is a life-long journey with your Creator who has a wonderful plan for your life.

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